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Vintage and Rare Washburns / D-250S
« on: November 27, 2011, 12:36:26 AM »
Originally posted by nogin007

The D250S(??) has a solid top, not solid wood. I don't know that I would trust the seller that much. Says it has 2 top cracks that have been repaired. Seller is g-man music. That name sounds familiar.

Well it does say the cracks have been repaired but I have never had an acoustic that had repaired cracks or splits in the top so yea I guess that does matter. As far as gman being reputable I have never bought from them. They do offer a 14 day money back guarantee and they have a 99.3% positive rating. The thing I would ask for are pics of the repairs and a close up of the cracks just to be on the safe side. Pretty guitar nonetheless.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / D-250S
« on: November 26, 2011, 12:27:27 PM »
Well Dugliness I am so left handed that it isn't even funny. I too do EVERYTHING with my left hand. I even have problems with an ordinary can opener and right handed tools like metal shears. After playing left handed for 38 years there is no switching to right. I did try to learn right handed when I was a kid as I was given a hand me down cheapo acoustic from my brother and struggled for 2 years. My Dad finally switched the strings around and it was like finding gold! Everything I learned beforehand was automatic. And the added advantage was I could watch Hee Haw, Rock Concert or whoever and see what the guitar player was doing and it was like looking in the mirror and it was sooo easy to pick up what they were doing. So with the exceptions of selection of guitars, it isnt a problem being a lefty. OTOH, my son writes left handed but throws and plays righty so there you go!

Vintage and Rare Washburns / D-250S
« on: November 26, 2011, 11:15:15 AM »
Wish I were right handed as this Washburn seems like a steal ( The retail on this was 1900 so @ 280 and free shipping it just feels like a good deal. I could be wrong. There are also 2 righty D-21S's, one first series and one 2nd series at killer prices, at least to my novice eye. ( ( I suppose I could have the saddle slots filled and re-routed but I hate seeing it done to lefties so it would be hypocritical to do it myself. Man I wish I were right handed sometimes...[:(]

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Lefty D-21 update
« on: November 25, 2011, 05:46:38 PM »
Thanks Pike. I'll give 'er a whirl but I can't promise anything. New technology and I are not very good friends...whadda ya gonna do. I'm sure I'll get a pic posted soon.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Lefty D-21 update
« on: November 25, 2011, 08:59:19 AM »
Well I am here to offer a second opinion on the D-21SLH I received in exchange for a lost 1978 Takamine F-360LH and I must say that the more I play this thing the more I like it [:D] ! Maybe it's just a mental thing or whatever but I feel that after 2 weeks of daily playing I can be more objective. I did make 2 minor changes to it since it had the original nut and saddle which were cheapo plastic. I installed Tusq brand nut and saddle and this baby came alive [:0] ! I also slightly lowered the saddle, tweaked the truss rod and I gotta say I think I've been bitten by the Washburn bug. Though it is not on par with any of my Martins (not that I thought it should be) it has given me satisfaction and taken the sting out of losing my old faithful Tak which I had owned for over 25 years. The serial number is 8723005, which I have to assume it is a first series D-21....right Mr Smith? What is really cool about it is how it seems to be made for capoing (?) and stays in tune after the capo is removed. Great guitar for fingerpicking but not so much for heavy strumming, but that could be because I have lowered the strings to accomadate my fingerpicking style. It does excellent work for stuff like Pink Floyd's Brain Damage, Wish You Were Here, Fleetwood Mac's Landslide etc etc. I got the fever and will be looking for other LH Washburns from that era. Will post a pic as soon as I figure out how. [8D]

Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1995 1995 D42SW Harvest & D44SW Golden Harvest
« on: November 07, 2011, 07:59:11 PM »
I see you have a D-21S. How do you like it? How would you rate it against a mid priced Martin such as a D1 or DM or even the D-Custom rosewood. I had a Tak F-360-LH that was stolen from a music store in Dallas and they offered me a 1986 D-21SLH which I had to take since there was really no way they would or could replace the Tak. I also own a Martin D-28 so maybe I am being snobby or something but I just do not find the D-21SLH to be very toneful, but like I said, maybe its just a mental thing since I am not a Washburn player and have never owned one before. Thank you for your time.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / D-21
« on: November 06, 2011, 01:25:33 PM »
Nice collection of Washburns Mr Smith! Just out of curiosity, do you have a favorite as far as tone goes and do you own anything else but Washburns? How long have you been amassing that collection? Nice just the same!

Vintage and Rare Washburns / D-21
« on: November 05, 2011, 06:21:15 AM »
Thanks to you all for your insight and help. If I had done a little more searching on this site to begin with I would have figured out about the search in the upper right hand corner. Like I said it isnt as nice as my old Tak but it does seem to be the first series made and it does sound very nice. But you know how it is...old jeans are a better fit comfort wise than new ones but it doesnt mean the old ones are better. This will serve as a nice back up to my Martin D-28...( I hope Martin isn't a dirty word around

Vintage and Rare Washburns / D-21
« on: November 04, 2011, 10:14:41 PM »
Was given a D-21SLH as a replacement for a Takamine F-360S-LH that was stolen from a guitar shop in Dallas. I cant find any info on it but feel I might have gotten the short end of the stick on that deal. It's not a bad sounding guitar by any means but it cant hold a candle to my late great 1976 Tak. I come with hat in hand looking for answers as there seems to be little if anything at harmonycentral or acoustic sites in general. Thanks a bunch for any help.

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